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Purple Easter Decor

Happy Easter SMP-ers! We hope that if you celebrate this fun holiday, you’re knee deep in chocolate bunnies and all things family. If not, we thought we’d share a bit of pretty to set the mood. While Easter is usually all about pastels, we sort of fell in love with this purple hued brunch – designed by Emmanuelle at Poise Boston – and think that it would translate beautifully for even non holiday celebrations.

From Emmanuelle….My guests were all adults so I went with a minimalistic theme when it came to décor. I wanted to create an elegant yet comfortable environment that complimented the existing color palette in my home, while adding a bit of Easter personality {subtly}.

I have a mantel in my living room which is a focal point in the room as well as my largest wall so I wanted to utilize it to help set my space. I worked with Sarah at Spruce floral on the flower designs and as you can see, she did an incredible job. We landed on candlesticks set at different heights holding easter egg shells and flowers.

For the table I brought in the purple tones with varying muted silvery/purple/lavender table linens. I designed the table around my vintage champagne saucers which are made of a rare purple glass from the 1940′s. Each guest’s place was set with a wrapped box of teuscher champagne truffles which were labeled with zinc tags.

For the desserts I worked with Jocelyn at Mayflour Cake & Confections who is an amazingly talented cake and confection chef. We had lavender honey cupcakes, chocolate cake with buttercream frosting and macaroons with chocolate interior.

It really was a lovely way to celebrate Easter and welcome spring.


Photography: Todd Lee Photography | Flowers: Spruce Floral | Cake, Cupcakes & Macarons: Mayflour Cake & Confections | Event Styling & Menu: POISE. Events & PR

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Casual Outdoor Engagement Session

As a New England girl who just survived the longest Winter known to mankind, I feel like this Summery Marshfield shoot from Shannon Grant is exactly what the doctor ordered. Sunshine, smiles and romance for days – all mirrored to achieve the same vibe that the couple is planning for their big day. Click here for even more.

From photographer, Shannon Grant…When Jillian (a local floral designer) contacted me about shooting her Engagement Session, I was on board right away! She mentioned wanting to incorporate their beloved pets into the session. Also, that she wanted something rustic and organic in nature to mirror what she had in store for the wedding. We chose a nearby field to hold the session in and it was perfect! I focused on creating images that were candid, romantic, and full of that glowing pre-sunset lighting that is just so glorious. Also, we decided on using film for the session as Jill used to photograph weddings and loved the look film brings to the table. Now she is a super talented floral designer for Beach Plum Floral Design but will always appreciate her photography roots.

Photography: Shannon Grant Photography | Floral Design: Beach Plum Floral Design

Boston Inspiration Shoot at 9ofs

When prettiness dreamt up by some of our favorite vendors lands in our lap, we get just a tad bit excited. So this Boston chic shoot at 9ofs from Petal Floral DesignTrue Event and Paper Moss has us doing a serious happy dance. Captured by Hello Love Photography every single image sitting in this gallery is gorgeous and then some. See it all here.

From 9ofsOpened in 2012, 9OFS is a spectacular indoor/outdoor event space located in the heart of Boston’s financial district. The newly-renovated open-air garden, complemented by a reflection pool, provides a unique perspective of the Boston skyline and calm contrast to the bustling energy of the city below. The interior space of 9OFS is modern and sleek, offering an attractive backdrop for any event.

9OFS is located on the ninth floor of One Federal Street in Boston and is only steps away from the newly constructed Boston Waterfront, Faneuil Hall Marketplace and many other attractions. It also has excellent accessibility to all of the major highways and public transportation.

Visitors can overlook and be inspired by the dynamic daytime cityscape, dramatic sunsets and nighttime sparkle of city life. With a flexible layout and awe-inspiring views, the possibilities for 9OFS are limitless.

From True Event…For the design we wanted the table to feel modern and chic yet elegant and timeless. Set on the rooftop in downtown Boston this new venue created the perfect backdrop for our city shoot. We used a palette of deep plums, peaches, lilac and creamy whites and gold and silver. Using mirrored chargers and lucite chairs we brought in a few modern details and combined them with the mix of metallics, fine china, glassware and copper flatware to create an elegant tablescape.

From Paper Moss…We wanted the paper goods to incorporate some of our absolute favorite stationery trends of late, but with a timeless feel. Working with Larry Orlando Calligraphy, we paired bold hand lettering with a romantic gold foil printed emblem and gold painted edges. This pairing resulted in a modern, yet playful elegance. For the “day of” accessories, we played off of mixed typography & patterns… and we just couldn’t resist using round menus to make the table settings pop!

Photography: Hello Love Photography | Floral Design: Petal Floral Design | Reception Venue: 9ofs | Catering: Max Ultimate Food | Hair: Jennie Fresa- Emily Reale | Bridal Dress: Ceremony | Bridesmaids\' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid- Boston | Event Planning/Design: True Event | Linens : Nuage Designs | Makeup: Beaucage Salon And Spa- Gretchen Mauras | Paper: Paper Moss | Rentals: New England Country Rentals | Rentals : Rentals Unlimited

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